See these historic photos on the modern map: https://pastvu.com/p/753344 and https://pastvu.com/p/753345.
Shanghai Walled City in 1855. From Lanning & Cooling's History of Shanghai.
Nanking Road in 1937: ...and exactly the same angle in 1968:
I am now staying in Lucca that has its city wall still preserved. This wall compares to the extinct wall around Shanghai in many respects: - same…
Around 1930: 2018: The Great China Hotel (大中华饭店) has survived; everything else is different.